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Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī
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Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī, Saʿd b. Mālik b. Sinān (10 before hijra–74/612–693), was a Companion of the Prophet. Abū Saʿīd's nisba, ‘al-Khudrī’, derives from his great-grandfather's name, Khudra, also known as al-Abjar (al-Ṭabarī, 11/525). The Banū Khudra were a branch of the Banū ʿAwf, who were Helpers (Anṣār). Abū Saʿīd's father was one of the Prophet's Companions, and his mother was Anīsa bint Abī Ḥāritha from the Banū al-Najjār tribe (Khalīfa, 1/216). At the time of the battle of Uḥud, Abū Saʿīd was thirteen years ol…

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Ansari Rad, Hussein and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0203>
First published online: 2015

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